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82 DAC QXR Integrated Amplifier


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The Cyrus model 82 DAC QXR is part of the Classic British hifi series of products and has been upgraded from a standard 82 DAC integrated amplifier with the latest QXR board pre-installed. This new board improves the sound quality across all the digital inputs and increases the possible input resolution to 32bit/ 768k (DSD 512) through the USB connection.


Classic series products incorporate the trademark Cyrus Audio half chassis design. Initially challenged by some hifi enthusiasts, the smaller size is increasingly popular as space and aesthetics have become important considerations for many customers. Learn more about the design process, material selection and novel engineering solutions of the Classic series.


The Cyrus 82 DAC QXR integrated amp is conceived to be the hub of your entire audio system. The aim was usability, simplicity and refinement. Supplied with the full iR14 remote control unit, it’s possible to connect almost every analogue and digital source through this highly competent unit.

The high quality bi-wire output of the 82 DAC QXR gives a full 88 Watts into 6 ohms – enough to drive even the most demanding loudspeaker loads. To ensure the highest standards of quality, the power supply is a high current design that uses two transformers to completely separate the digital control stages from the sensitive audio signals – an approach usually reserved for pre/power combination amplifiers. The 82 DAC also includes a great sounding headphone amplifier for those late night listening sessions.

By using a new ESS-based DAC, the upgrade has also introduced a new ‘re-clocking’ process across all the digital inputs, to reduce jitter and lower the noise floor. Incorporating a much shallower filter slope than ever before, QXR virtually eliminates phase interference in the audible band (an approach only previously possible with noisy FPGA DAC solutions)

The 82 DAC QXR sounds clear, dynamic and musical, offering power and control that allows it to drive even demanding sound transducers and provide rich volumes without losing its agility and transparency.”


Stereo RCA analogue – 1 pair fixed, 2 pairs variable
BFA speaker – Yes
Headphones – Yes
PSX-R upgrade port – Yes
MC-BUS – Yes


Optical SPDIF – 2
Coaxial SPDIF – 2
USB B – 1

Analogue RCA Phono – 6 pairs


24/192 resolution through optical/coaxial inputs,
32bit / 768k , DSD 512 through USB


Watts into 6 Ohms – 88


Height – 73
Width – 215
Depth – 360
Weight(kg) – 6.9